Pep Guardiola’s jumper revealed to be from Open Arms charity where Man City boss donated £130,000 for rescue boats

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PEP GUARDIOLA’S jumper was used to promote humanitarian charity Open Arms – the organisation the generous Manchester City boss donated £130,000 to in 2018.

The former Barcelona manager donned the hoodie during Saturday evening’s Premier League clash at home to Chelsea.

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Pep Guardiola showed off his charitable Open Arms jumper for Saturday’s clash with Chelsea[/caption]

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The Manchester City boss donned the top again for the derby with United in March[/caption]

Guardiola previously sported the sweatshirt during his interview after his side’s 2-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.

And it was also seen in his side’s win over Arsenal at the Emirates earlier this year, before he again donned it for the Manchester derby in March.

Usually appearing in the dugout with a large black coat, the Open Arms branding becomes fully visible when Guardiola jumps out from his seat to frantically deliver instructions.

Open Arms founder Oscar Camps previously revealed charitable Guardiola dipped into his own pocket to help keep the NGO’s main vessel afloat for helping migrants.

In 2018, he told Catalan radio station RAC1: “Guardiola came to us and offered us a donation of 150,000 euros from his own pocket.”

He added: “The support of various others athletes who also wanted to contribute helped us to achieve the goal of making the vessel active again.”

Operating mainly in the Mediterranean, the boat – which bears the Open Arms name – carries out search and rescue missions to help migrants attempting to make it into Europe from North Africa.

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Pep Guardiola’s hooded jumper clearly showed off the Open Arms charity in December
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Guardiola has worn the top for a number of Premier League touchline appearances[/caption]


Many are fleeing from war-torn countries, persecution and poverty.

The boat had been impounded by the Italian authorities two years ago after docking in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo with 218 migrants on board.

After its release, the charity issued a fundraising appeal to repair damage caused by bad weather.

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